Out and About – Week of July 12th

We have about a month and a half before Labor Day weekend and HarmonyFest 2010. This is the last holiday weekend of summer and the last free community gathering of the summer season here in Three Rivers. This summer is slipping away faster than we’d like, and Labor Day weekend will be here before we know it. To insure that HarmonyFest is the success that it always is, Pub 21 will hold a Shotgun Scramble to benefit HarmonyFest. This golf outing will take place at Sauganash Golf Course on Saturday, July 31, with registration starting at 8 A.M. The big fun starts at 9 A.M. Registration is $50 per player and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, food, some beverages, and lots of fun for a good cause. For information on registration, you may contact Pub 21 at 279-0021, or you might want to e-mail Gordon at kymehunn@yahoo.com. If you haven’t heard of HarmonyFest, it’s a free daylong music festival celebrating community diversity through the common language of music. It is always held the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, on Main Street, in historic downtown Three Rivers.

I’ve mentioned the community garden located at Huss School, located on the southeast corner of Broadway and Eighth Streets in Three Rivers. Well, their garden is continuing to grow at an amazing rate, and many of the vegetables will soon be ready for harvest. The volunteers behind the community garden are in desperate need of canning jars, because they have over 58 tomato plants that will soon be ready for canning. If you have canning jars to spare, you may drop them off at the Harvest Festival, Saturday, July 24 at Huss School, or any Tuesday or Thursday evening at the school. Other locations include Brenda McGowan’s office at 2 North Main Street, World Fare downtown on North Main Street, or Eagle Glass Concepts, located just south of the St. Joseph River on South Main Street. All of these locations are in Three Rivers.

Lately, we have experienced some very hot and humid weather. Everyone should take precautions when weather like this is in the Three Rivers area. Here are some precautions you might consider as far as the family pet is concerned:

Leave your pet at home on extremely warm days.

When taking trips with your pets, take plenty of fresh drinking water and a bowl.

Don’t let dogs ride loose in pick-up truck beds. The hot metal can burn a dog’s paws, and sun and flying debris can also hurt the dog. The animal can be accidentally thrown out of the truck during sudden stops or he/she could jump out if scared or if spotting something to chase.

Here are a few more facts about recycling that you might find interesting. For every ton of plastic we recycle, we save 577 kilowatts of energy, 7 cubic yards of landfill space, 1000 gallons of oil, and 30 pounds of air pollution.

Three Rivers isn’t the only community where there are a lot of fun things to do for a minimal amount of cash. This next weekend, Vicksburg will have their Summer Fest. The community recreation area, located just north of Vicksburg on Sprinkle Road, is the venue for the Vicksburg Lions Club annual Summer Fest celebration. There will be live music, plenty of food and drink, and volleyball and other team sporting events to watch or be involved in. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 15 through 17, are the dates, and Vicksburg is the place for fun. The Vicksburg Lions Club will be happy to show you a good time, and it’s all for a very good cause. Like all Lions clubs, the Vicksburg Lions will put monies they take in right back into the community. “We Serve” is the Lions’ motto, and the Vicksburg Lions will be happy and eager to serve you.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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